Topics Section
Content from the entire website, organized by subject

All Topics: Climate Statistics,Basics,Causes,Greenhouse Gases,Impacts,Responses,Trends,Projections,Climate,Extremes,Drought,Flooding,Heat,Hurricanes,Wildfires,Carbon Storage,Water,Snow & Ice,Oceans & Coasts,Sea Level,Food & Agriculture,Flora & Fauna,Health,Business,Policy,Energy,Efficiency,Biofuels,Fossil Fuels,Nuclear,Renewable Energy,Weather,Extreme Weather,Solutions,Landscapes,Society,Geoengineering,States of Change

Low Oil Prices Force Slowdown of U.S. Tar Sands Project

Low oil prices and the loss of a contractor have forced a Utah oil sands project to slow to a near halt.

What You Need to Know About Zika And Climate Change

Zika virus has spread rapidly. This is what you need to know about the role of climate change.

Coal Slides to New Low As Source of Electricity

The amount of electricity generated from coal in the U.S. slid to its lowest level since the 1970s in November.

Coal Moratorium Turns Spotlight to Oil, Gas Leases

A federal coal leasing review has brought new attention to oil and gas leasing on public lands.

Study: Grid For Renewables Key to Cutting Emissions

Carbon emissions could be dramatically cut with a new power grid based on renewables, a new study says.

China’s Coal Use Declines As Electricity Demand Falls Flat

The decline may help the country’s greenhouse gas emissions peak a decade earlier than expected.

Citing Climate Change, Obama Halts Federal Coal Leasing

The Obama administration has temporarily halted coal leasing on federal lands to address climate change.

Solar Job Boom Continues As Prices Spur Demand

The solar power industry continued its hiring spree in 2015, growing 12 times faster than overall U.S. employment.

U.S. Coal Production Dropped to 30-Year Low in 2015

U.S. coal production in 2015 dropped to its lowest level in 30 years thanks in part to falling natural gas prices.

2016: What to Look for in Energy and Climate

New commitments to renewables and the rippling effect of oil prices could dominate energy news in 2016.

North Carolina, Georgia Growing New Crop of Solar Farms

Large solar power installations are catching on quickly in North Carolina and Georgia as solar panel prices fall.

Earth Has Lost a Third of Arable Land in Past 40 Years

Major concerns have been raised about degraded soil amid surging global demand for food.

Heat, Humidity Combine to Threaten Millions in Future

By later this century, parts of the world with high populations will experience an increase in the worst heat events.

Study Says ‘Hydricity’ Could Boost the Use of Renewables

A new study shows that hydrogen could be used to help wind and solar provide power around the clock.

Where Cows and Coal Rule, So Does CO2

Per capita carbon emissions are falling, but Wyoming's are still seven times the national average.

These Tiny Satellites Could Keep an Eye on Wildfires

Soon, satellites smaller than a shoebox could offer real-time monitoring for wildfires.

Conflict Makes Nations Vulnerable to Climate Impacts

Researchers have found that conflict makes people more vulnerable to climate impacts.

The Forgotten U.N. Climate Goal: 1.5°C

Island nations and others are desperate to keep global warming to less than 1.5°C, or 2.7°F.

Climate Matters: States At Risk

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card summarizes the changing nature of key threats and corresponding levels of preparedness in…

A Danger Days Update: Extreme Heat Still Surging

Warming temperatures are about to push U.S. cities into a new regime where danger days are more common.

Gallery

Potent Poison Ivy More CO2 means larger poison ivy plants and more toxic oil per plant.

View Gallery